Cold Water Series: Before the Erosion, Minot

I’ve been holed up in the studio painting vs. posting so please excuse me, but I have some new pieces to share.  I’ve been working on a group of paintings called the ‘Cold Water Series’ as I’ve found the whole idea very interesting right now.  So much landscape and seascape is painted during warm weather- all that plein air, and I find the light, color, or even movement of water so much more dramatic as things crisp up.  The atmosphere is clearer, the foam headier, and the colors are just… different.  Then there are the metaphors that ice and frigid water, snow and approaching storms can conjure.  (There’s more I could go into on this but I’ll save it for another time).  Even as the weather (finally!) starts getting warmer I still find myself drawn to the crisp atmosphere of chilly land and sea scapes.

This piece, titled ‘Before the Erosion, Minot’, was from a day in January two years ago before we had a couple of killer winters of storms and beach erosion that has totally transformed this Scituate beach.

"Before The Erosion, Minot" acrylic on acrylic panel © Jess Hurley Scott

‘Before The Erosion, Minot’ acrylic on acrylic panel ©Jess Hurley Scott

The dioramic panel piece is 24″ x 10″ x 2″ in acylic on acrylic panel with custom routed framing.

"Before the Erosion, Minot", side-view © Jess Hurley Scott, before the erosion, Minot sideview

a slightly slanted view. © Jess Hurley Scott

I have four pieces completed in this series so far and I’m not through yet, more to come!


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